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Adventure Retreat Leader is a resource for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Writers, Educators, Practitioners, and all Heart- and Nature-Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals. We offer teleclasses, audios, guidebooks and coaching; all designed to help you lead Outings, Adventures and Retreats in nature as a profitable part of your business.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Take It Outside! Again...


With the Fall season almost upon us, NOW is the perfect time to learn something new! If you've been dreaming about how to lead outdoor adventure retreats as an exciting component of YOUR business, here at Adventure Retreat Leader we have just the thing for you... and it's starting SOON! Join our upcoming 9-session teleclass series titled "Designing and Hosting Successful Adventures and Retreats in Nature."

Let us help you move forward with next steps to bring that dream of becoming an Adventure Retreat Leader to fruition!

Here's what we're talking about...
  1. Attend our 9-session tele-series where you will learn everything you need to host your own adventure. This comprehensive series is starting in 3 weeks. Our first session is Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. You can see the details HERE.
  2. Another option is to simply purchase our downloadable audio series that includes 7 recordings of that detailed teleclass series, plus the infallible 100-point checklist and Playbook; all designed to give you everything you need to lead a successful and memorable outdoor adventure. Details about the downloadable audio HERE.
  3. You can join our free monthly Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls. Our next call is Tuesday, October 13 at Noon Eastern. Details about these calls are HERE.
  4. You can also subscribe to tips, resources and upcoming reminders by giving us your email address. Simply find the "subscribe" box on the left-hand side of any page at Adventure Retreat Leader
No need to do this alone. Let us help you Take It Outside! You'll be glad you did.

In fun and adventure, Patt and Deb

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Listen to Our September Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Thanks to all who joined us our June Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call. You can learn more about these calls at Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls series. We hope you enjoyed our discussion about Your Retreat Leading Tools.

To listen to this Community Call recording, simply click HERE.

Coming Up:
October 13:
Our free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on the topic: Planning Activities for Your Adventure

Listen to this call to find out how you can take advantage of a special price on our Live Adventure Retreat Leader Telecall Series beginning October 6. Yup, that's a price even better than our Early Bird Special running now. 

In Adventure
Deb and Patt

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Join Our September Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Join Adventure Retreat Leader hosts Patt Osborne and Deb Martin to learn about leading Adventure Retreats in Nature.

Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon Eastern (NY) time.

Our next call is Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our next topic is Item Number 66 on the Adventure Retreat Leader checklist,Your Retreat Leading Tools: Completing, Organizing and Testing in Time for Your Upcoming Offering

Your hosts are Patt Osborne, PCC of Adventure Coach and Boomer Chick Adventures and Deb Martin, MCC, of Portage Transition Coaching and Wilderness Adventures.

For details about this and other free ARL Community Calls, visit Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls.

Let us help you Take It Outside!
If you’ve been wanting to get your clients and customers outside, consider taking advantage of our Early-Bird discount and join our Live Teleclass Series to Leading Adventure Retreats, beginning October 6. Act NOW!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Host A Webinar

An Example of a Web Conference. Source Wikipedia
A Webinar, sometimes called a web conference or web meeting, can be a delightful entree to your upcoming Adventure Retreat. Here are a few things to consider:
  1. Find a webinar provider. There are many free providers out there who offer upgrades if you want more features. Find the one that works best for you. Keep in mind that some may require you and/or your participants to download software. So choose a more popular webinar provider so many of your participants already have the software, if necessary. Some people are reluctant to download software to their computer in order to participate in a webinar.
  2. Get webinar training yourself first. Find out what a webinar is and what it is not and know how to use the software and features. Practice. Features of most webinars include a white board, live audio and video, slideshows, polls, and text messaging or chats. You don't have to use all the features just because they are there. But do know your capabilities and how they work. 
  3. Get a helper. You will want someone to handle technical issues like advancing slides, monitoring noise and moderating social media and conversation. And a helper to handle participant confusion like a web address where they find more information, a problem downloading files and inappropriate interruptions. 
  4. Understand hashtags and how they work. Create a hashtag for your webinar so participants can continue to ask questions and generate interest about your upcoming adventure. The theme for your upcoming adventure is often a good hashtag. i.e. #TheRestOfYourLife or #LifeIsABeach or #BiggerFishToFry. Monitor tweets with that hashtag for days after your webinar
  5. Have an written agenda for your webinar and share that agenda beforehand. Your webinar agenda must relate to your Adventure Retreat offering. Share tidbits in your webinar that will be explored more thoroughly in your adventure. If your agenda does not directly lead into your retreat, you'll just confuse folks about what they need to do next if they liked what they heard on the webinar. 
  6. Keep your content simple. Less is more. Remember your webinar participants may be distracted by all they are seeing and all the options they have to participate. So content must be direct (have a take-charge presence), simple (3 agenda items is enough) and jargon-free so international participants are not confused by your language. 
  7. Have references for your participants like links to your last retreat, your adventure venue, more information about your theme and books and other materials that would be helpful to access before your adventure retreat offering. Be sure these references are part of your slides or downloadable. You can get stuck repeating url's as participants come and go or do not hear your clearly.
  8. Have some informative and interesting poll questions for your participants. Ask meaningful questions, not questions just to ask questions or to use all the technical bells and whistles a webinar can offer. Place your polls strategically to lead your participants through the decision of whether or not to join you on retreat.
  9. Invite your participants to join you on your upcoming outing. Make it formal, clear and with sincerity. Provide ONE link to all the information they need to sign up easily.
  10. Say Thank You to everyone who joined your webinar whether or not they register for your outing. Sincere thanks will generate followers. Many folks will follow your webinars several times before they join you on retreat.
Join our FREE Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on Tuesday, September 8

The LIVE Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series begins Tuesday, October 6